Definition of Rhizobium

1. Noun. The type genus of Rhizobiaceae; usually occur in the root nodules of legumes; can fix atmospheric oxygen.

Exact synonyms: Genus Rhizobium
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Genus
Group relationships: Family Rhizobiaceae, Rhizobiaceae



Definition of Rhizobium

1. Noun. (biology) Any of various bacteria, of the genus ''Rhizobium'', that form nodules on the roots of legumes and fix nitrogen ¹

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Definition of Rhizobium

1. a rod-shaped bacterium [n -BIA]

Medical Definition of Rhizobium

1. Gram-negative bacterium that fixes nitrogen in association with roots of some higher plants, notably legumes. Forms root nodules, in which it is converted to the nitrogen fixing bacteroid form. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhizobium

rhinoviruses
rhipidium
rhipidoglossa
rhipipter
rhipipteran
rhizanthous
rhizic
rhizine
rhizines
rhizo-
rhizobacteria
rhizobacterium
rhizobia
rhizobiaceae
rhizobial
rhizobium (current term)
rhizobium leguminosarum
rhizobium meliloti
rhizocarpous
rhizocephala
rhizoctinia
rhizoctinia disease
rhizoctonia
rhizoctonias
rhizodermis
rhizodont
rhizodonts
rhizogan
rhizogen
rhizogens

Literary usage of Rhizobium

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1. Cover Crops in West Africa: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture by Daniel Buckles (1998)
"Research is needed to assess abiotic and biotic factors affecting Mucuna-rhizobium symbiosis. Résumé On a procédé à des études en ferme et en station afin ..."

2. Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Rice: Potential and Prospects by Gurdev S. Khush, J. Bennett (1992)
"Denarie JF, Roche P (1991) rhizobium nodulation signals. Pages 295-324 in Molecular signals in plant- microbe communications ..."

3. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: rhizobium leguminosarum; Genes; Nodulation; Proteins; ... N37 Nodulation genes and their regulation in rhizobium meliloti. ..."

4. Biotechnology in International Agricultural Research: Proceedings of the by International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"Suicide plasmid vehicles for insertion mutagenesis in rhizobium meliloti and related bacteria. ... Isolation and expression of cloned DNA from rhizobium j ..."

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